Republican strategist Mary Matalin is the wife of Democratic strategist James Carville. Read her biography below, see photos and watch a video.

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Mary Matalin

Mary Matalin, the longsuffering wife of James Carville, is joining him on the cable news channel CNN as a political strategist. The good news here is that Mary is such an effective Republican pundit (and completely fearless), that she alone can take on 3 or 4 Democratic strategists in one panel!

Mary Matalin is also a veteran TV commentator having worked for CNN a number of years ago as a co-host of the old ‘Crossfire’ show. She is considered one of the best known and well connected strategists in the business.

Mary Matalin Biography

Mary Joe Matalin was born on August 19, 1953 in Calumet City, Illinois so her age is 55. She attended Thornton Fractional North High School where she was the homecoming queen and Western Illinois University.

Mary worked for the Republican National Committee for almost twenty years as a key Republican strategist.

Mary Matalin served as a senior White House advisor to both President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. She was a key strategist in President George H.W. Bush’s 1988 campaign, and was appointed chief of staff for the Republican National Committee after his successful bid. She was also a key strategist in the 1992, 2000 and 2004 Republican presidential campaigns.

She was a host of CNN’s Crossfire political debate show and was the host of her own talk radio show in the 1990’s.

She has been chief editor of Threshold Editions, a conservative publishing imprint at Simon & Schuster, since March 2005.

As mentioned, she is married to Democratic strategist James Carville and say they say they don’t talk politics at home. They have twin daughters, Matty and Emma, and live in New Orleans, Louisiana.

More photos and a video from Mary Matalin are below.

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Mary Matalin